OK2Ask Twitter Chats
Named one of the "44 education Twitter chats worth your time."
Are you looking for an engaging, conversation-driven professional learning opportunity? Participate in one of our bimonthly #OK2Ask Twitter chats!
Follow @SFLOK2Ask and tweet with us the first and third Thursday each month at 8 PM ET using #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. Discover new perspectives, resources, and strategies related to timely education topics and connect with other educators during our educational Twitter chats!
Why Twitter Chats?
#OK2Ask Twitter chats are informative, relaxed, first-timer-friendly professional learning events that provide a comfortable way to meet new people with similar interests while adding to your teaching toolbox.
Our Twitter chats are a great way for educators and pre-service teachers to:
- Exchange ideas, strategies, resources, and best practices with other educators.
- Learn about hot topics with perspectives from expert moderators.
- Share what you know with other educators.
- Grow your personal learning network.
How to Participate
You can participate in #OK2Ask Twitter chats by tweeting responses to moderator questions and other participants' perspectives using #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst, following chatters whose ideas resonate with you, or reading and favoriting tweets with resources you want to reference later. Our chats are first-timer-friendly to make participating worry-free—the more you share, the more you'll get out of the event!
Getting started is easy:
- Follow us on Twitter: @SFLOK2Ask.
- Log in on mobile or your desktop at the chat time and visit our page to see the first question.
- Tweet your response using #OK2Ask #TeachersFirst.
TeachersFirst hosts bi-monthly Twitter chats on @SFLOK2Ask using #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. Whether you are a new, seasoned, or veteran educator and/or Twitter user, these upcoming sessions are for you!
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May 20 • 8PM ET: Harnessing the Power of Podcasting
- Define and discuss the components of podcasting.
- Share tech tools that support podcasting experiences.
- Explore ways to incorporate podcasting in the classroom.
June 3 • 8PM ET: Student-Centered Learning Ideas with Playlists and Choice Boards
- Define and discuss the basic elements of instructional playlists and choice boards.
- Share tech tools and resources that support the use of playlists and choice boards.
- Share ideas for integrating playlists and choice boards across your curriculum.
June 17 • 8PM ET: Strategies for Tough Topics in the Classroom
- Share strategies for creating a safe and supportive classroom space in which to discuss difficult issues.
- Explore critical-thinking approaches, such as the ability to identify and question assumptions.
- Share tech tools that facilitate conversation.
July 1 • 8PM ET: Enhance Experiences with G Suite for Education
- Discuss strategies to empower students with Google apps.
- Explore strategies and resources for using Google apps to enhance instruction.
- Share integration ideas for using Google apps in the classroom.
July 15 • 8PM ET: Effective Feedback & Assessment Strategies
- Discuss assessment techniques and strategies.
- Share tech tools that assist in assessing students and providing feedback.
- Explore new ideas for how to best assess your students and provide feedback.
August 5 • 8PM ET: Maximizing Learning with Microsoft Edu
- Discuss strategies to empower students with Microsoft 365.
- Explore strategies and resources for using Microsoft Edu to enhance instruction.
- Share integration ideas for using Microsoft resources in the classroom.
August 19 • 8PM ET: Back-to-School Planning and Preparation
- Explore strategies and resources for planning and preparation.
- Collaborate on ideas for overcoming challenges in the classroom.
- Share resources for professional learning and development.
September 2 • 8PM ET: Creating a Community of Learners
- Discuss the components of building a classroom community.
- Share strategies and resources to foster an inclusive classroom community.
- Explore ways to build connections in the classroom despite our differences.
September 16 • 8PM ET: Digging into Digital Literacy
- Share strategies to evaluate sources for reliability and bias.
- Discuss the use of digital tools and resources for safe digital communication practices.
- Explore critical thinking approaches to empower students to embrace digital literacy.